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ATLAS 

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La Grange County, 

INDIANA. 



MAP WORK OF TOWNSHIPS AND PLA TS MADE BY S. W. &• P. A. DURANT. R. P. HINCKLEY, D. P. KA YNER, 

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Hall, G. F. - - - - - 43 


Swarts, D. J. - 


Pauk. 

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Springfield Village Plat, - - - 18 


Atwater, Monroe 


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Hudson. Wm. - - - - - 55 


Shepardsou, E. - - - 


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South Milford Village Plat. - - 19 


Atwater, .John E. - 


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Hall, E. D. - - - - - 6.3 


Smith, Hugh - 


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United States Map, - - - 4 and 5 


Alspnch, Philip - 


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Haywnrd, Francis ----- 69 


Stacy, N. - - - - 


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Van Ruren Township, - - 26 and 27 


Atwood, A. J. - - - 
Anderson, Win. 


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Hayward, Wm. - - - - 69 
Hudson & Ruick, - - - - 59 


Smith, John - 
Sanderson, Joel - 


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Van Bnren Village Plat. - - - 22 
Wolcottville Village Plat. - - 19 


Appleman, John H. - 


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Kline, James 35 


Seidmore, Z. L. - 


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PATRONS' DIRECTORY. 


Bower, D. W. - 


- 15 


Kent, Orvin - - - - - 43 


Seahnnu John 


- 43 


Bloomfield Township, - - - 17 


Boyer, Dnniel ... 


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Kauffman. C. 43 


Siglw, Jacob - 


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Clay Township, 17 


" Butler, Widow C. - 


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Keplinger, Elias - - - - 61 


. Sears, Isaac - 


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Clear Spring Township, - - - 17 


Burnell, Thos. Sen. 


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Kimball, 0. A. - - - - 55 


Thompson, Aarou, - 


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Eden Township. 17 


Bc-acdier, A. W. 


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Livergood, David - - - - 51 


Wallace, G. W. - 


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Greenfield Township, - - - 20 


Boyd, S. I-I. - 


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Latta, Martha L. - - - 59 


Walker, W. II.- 


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Johnson Township, 20 
Lima Township, - - -20 


Court House - 


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Lima School Building, - - - 65 


Woodward. Wm. - 


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La Grange City, - - - - 17 


Cochran. Charles - 


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La Grange Collegiate Institute. - 63 


Wesller. M. - 


- 43 


Milford Township, - - - - 20 


Civse, Zopher - 


- 59 


McKee, Wm. S. - - - - 23 


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Newlnify Township, - - - 211 


Curtis, Hit-am 


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Mallow, Mrs. C. - - - - . 31 


Bloomfield Township. 


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Springfield Township, - - - 2(1 


Crandell, H. Ii. - 


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McKiliuen, John 51 


Clay Township, - 


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Van llureii Township, • - 21 


Craig, Win. - - - - 
Craig, James - 


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National State Bank, - 31 
Newman, R. L. - - - - 36 


Clear Spring Township, 
Eden Township, - 


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 


Craig, Isaac - 


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Newman, LB. 47 


Greenfield Township. 


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Brushy Prairie. - - - - 24 
Lima,'- --- - 24 
La Grange, ----- 24 

Hough, 24 

Mongo, ------ '25 


Craig, Robert - 

Craig, Jos. B. - - - 

Dickinson, B. -I. - 


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Newman, N. B.. Jr. 47 
Nichols, L. C. - - - - - 47 
Nichols, .1. B. - - - - 47 


Indiana State. 
Johnson Township, - 
La Grange City Plat. - 
Luna Township. - 


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Dancer. Dr. J. 


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Nichols, C. G. - - - - - 65 


Lima Village Plat. 


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Ontario, ----- 24 


Funk. John - 


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Parry A- Piatt, - 39 


Lexington Village Plat, 


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Van Bufen, ----- 24 


Gilhatus, A. - 


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Peck, Leonard ----- 55 


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Wolcottville, 24 


Goodsell, Mynotfc 
Grannis, 0. P. - 


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Peck, Silas Burton - 55 
Ruick, S. K. - - - - - 59 


Milford Township, - 
Newbury Township, 
Ontario Village Plat, 


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Miscellaneous, 25 

MISCELLANEOUS. 


Hern, Harlow J. 


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Rerick, John H. - - - - 63 


Springfield Township, - 


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History of La Grange County, Indiana. 



La Grange Comity, Indiana, is in the northeastern part of the stale, ad- 
joining the State of Michigan on the north. The latitude of the courthouse 
at La Grange is abotll 41" 45' north, and about longitude 8" west from 
Washington. 

The county contains about lojf congressional townships, of 388 sections, 
bill Tor civil purpose; is subdivided into eleven civil townships. Like all 
Ibis region, lying southeast of the great Lake Michigan, the formation be- 
longs to the period designated by geologies as ihc " Drift period," and the 
surface presents great variety. Small prairies arc found in ihe northern and 
eastern portions, variously designated as ■•Mongoquinong,; - "English," 
" Pretty," and " Brushy " prairies, and a portion of the celebrated " Haw 
Patch" extends into the southwestern part -if the county. The northern 
part of ihe 'county is drained by the Pigeon River and ("rooked Creek, which 
are tributaries of the St. Joseph, whose waters Don into Lake Michigan ; 
the southern portion is drained by the Elkhart River, also a tributary of the 
St. Joseph River. 

Lakes arc numerous, the most important being Oliver, Adams, Witnttr, 
Atu-oed, Third, Sloan and Nouvoo in Johnson Township ; Long, Turkey 
and Latt of Die Woods in Milford ; Dallas and McLaughlin in Clear Spring 
Township ; Fish in Bloomfield ; Wall and Cedar in Greenfield ; Twin in 
Lima j Stone and Fisk in Van Buren ; Shipsheiuana in Newbury, and Long 
Lake in Eden. The total area of water in the county is in the neighborhood 
of four thousand (4,000) acres, 1,500 of which are in Johnson Township. 

This couniy, with the exception of the prairies mentioned, was like nearly 
all of Indiana, very heavily timbered with a great variety of deciduous 

The soil shows much variety. Clay, loam, sand aod gravel, with im- 
mense deposits of peal, good brick clay, and, in many localities, extensive 
boulder drifts. Quarry stone, we believe, does not exist, at least not suflv 
cienlly near the surface for practical purposes. Bog iron is found in various 
localities. 

The county is remarkably well watered, and the facilities for raising 
wheal, corn, oats, grass, and nearly all varieties of apples, pears, peaches, 
grapes, plums, cherries, and a great variety of berries, both cultivated and 
wild, are unsurpassed in this latitude. 

Pigeon River, Crooked Creek, ur Fawn River, and some other streams, 
afford considerable water power, but not on an extensive scale. 

The rigcon Rivet i- a very steady stream, varying bui little through the 
year, being fed by numerous lake- in La Grange and Steuben Counties. 

The earliest settlements, according to all accounts, in La Grange County, 
wns made by Dcnjacnin Blair, who brought his family from what is now 
Defiance County. Ohio, in August. liaS, and slopped for a short time on 
Pigeon Prairie, but removed to a location about one mile west of Lima 
Village in December, tSaS. 

The farms now (August, 1874! owned by George Doll and J. F. D. Craig, 
were both pre-empted by Mr. Blair and his son, F. A, Blair. 

Moses Rice and his son, lea Bice, came in 1829. Ica Rice kept a sort of 
trading house, where he exchanged whisky and tobacco with the Indians 
for furs and peltries. The Rices did not slay very long. Arthur Burrows, a 
son-in-law' of Rice, the Gardners and Wm. Thrall also settled in iSjg. John 
Kromer settled on Pigeon Prairie, Michigan, in 1S28. but removed to 
Lima about 1830. Lemuel Fobes and John Jewell also settled in 1830. 
Jonathan Woodruff and Thomas Gale came very early, and one or 
the other of them opened the first regular store in Lima. In 1831 
there arrived John B. Howe, who taught the firsischool in ihe county ; J. T. 
1-Iobbs, who was the first clerk of the circuit court ; James Whitaker, who is 
said to have built Ihe first frame house ; Samuel Hall, and Judge Newton 
" an.l sons. Jason Thursion and Timothy Wallace were also very early in the 
county ; and Nathan Fowler is said to have built a cabin on the north bank 
of Crooked Creek the same season that Mr. Blair settled. Daniel Sinclair 
was another early settler. The Reverend Christopher Cory settled in the 
Summer of 1832, and was the first permanent preacher. 

Sketches of other early settlers will be found in the histories of the re- 
spective townships. 

La Grange County was organized according to an act passed by the Gen- 
cral Assembly of Indiana, and approved February 3, 1S32. 

Hon. Charles II. Test wns the first presiding Judge of the Sixth Judicial 
Circuit, his commission bearing date January 23, 1S30. Luther Newton, 
and Ephraim Seely were associates. J, T. Hobbs was Clerk and Recorder. 
Nehemiali Colden was first Sheriff", by appointment from the Governor. 
Jesse Harding was the first Coroner. 

The first County Commissioners were Jacob Vandcvenler, Edmund Lil- 
tlefield, and Arthur Burrows. Thomas Gale was appointed first County 
Treasurer. „ , ,. 

The first meeting of the County Board was held May 14, 1S33. At llus 
meeting ihe county wns divided into two (2) townships, Lima and Greenfield, 
the dividing line being the center of range ten (10). Benjamin Blair was 
nnrjomted \ ■. ■ fei Lima Township and Ephraim Seely for Greenfield. 
I h< lir-t [wneetOH of Election were Lemuel Fobes for Limn, and Jesse 

The first term of court was held October 22, 1832, at the house of Moses 

K ' C TheTan,c"o, the first Grand Jury are as follows: Thomas Gale, fore- 
man fcbenezer Fish, Ami Lawrence, Wm. Thrall, Isaac Wolgamot, Samuel 
Fish' Oliver Closson, Jonathan Gardner, Benjamin Gale, Samuel Henderson, 
John I nngdon, William Miller. John Anderson, Wm. A. McNcal, Jr.. and 



Richard Gorthrop. Wm. }'. Brown was Prosecuting Attorney, hut. being 
sick, Samuel C. Sample was appointed in his place. 

At the date of the first settlement in the county the Potlawattomic In- 
dians occupied this region, and their principal village was located where the 
Village of Lima now stands. It was one of the largest Indian towns in the 
country, extending for several miles along the Pigeon River, and containing 
from 1,500 to 2,000 people. The sandy loam of the beautiful Mongoquinong 
Prairie afforded the Indians unusual facilities for the production of com and 
what few vegetables they were familiar with, and it was no doubt a busy 
capital for the red men. Deep worn trails from all directions centered there ; 
game was abundant, and its natural advantages made it one of the most im- 
porlant points in ail Ihe vast country of the Northwest. 

The interpretation of "Mongoquinong" is said to be "Big Squaw 
Prairie," but the Indian names are so little understood that it is extremely 
uncertain what the correct meaning in English may be, but one thing is 
tolerably certain, the Indian language was very significant, and every proper 
name exceedingly appropriate, and no doubt this high sounding word had its 
characteristic application. 

The post office at Lima was first called Mongoquinong, but changed 
afterwards to Lima, for convenience in speaking and writing. 

The marsh lands of the county are quite extensive. The Townships of 
Bloomfield, Johnson, Mil ford, Van Buren, Clay, Clear Spring, Newbury and 
Eden abound in marshes, bul many of them are in process of drainage, ex- 
tensive ditches having been cut, particularly in the southwestern pan of ihe 
county, and the time will come, no doubt, when a large part of what is now 
uncultivated lands will become the most valuable in the county. Lima and 
Greenfield townships are comparatively free of marsh land, and are well im- 
proved and nourishing agricultural districts, perhaps the most wealthy portion 
of Ihe county. 

In common with the entire North, La Grange County shared in the terri- 
ble excitement consequent upon the breaking out of ibe slaveholders' rebel- 
lion in 1S61. 

The first call for a meeting to raise volunteers in the county was made by 
J. H. Halt, at Lima, April iS, 1S61, but the first actual meeting, and ihe 
first enrollment were at La Grange, April 20, 1S61. Dr. J. H. Rcrick drew 
up the first company roll. Among the men who figured prominently at the 
first meeting at La Grange were John Kromer. N. P. Osborne. M. P. 
Sprngue, C. 0. Myers, A. B. Kennedy, Andrew Ellison, Wm. S. Boyd, A. S. 
Case, Harley Crook. F. P. Griffith, Hon. Robt. Parrctt. and Jas. M. Flagg. 
Enthusiastic meetings were also held at Lima, Wolcottvillc, and various 
other places, nearly simultaneously, in which all Ihe leading men of the 
couniy took part. Prominent among the men who raised, drilled, and led 
men into the field were Major W. B. Bingham, who had seenservice in Mex- 
ico, and who was the only man acquainted with military tactics io the vicinity 
of La Grange ; Capt. Wm, Roy, who had lately returned from five years' 
sen-ice in the regular army ; Geo. A. Lane, C. M. Burlingamc, Dr. J. H. 
Rerick, who went out as Assistant Surgeon of the 44th Indiana Infantry, 
and was promoted Surgeon, October 23. 1S63 ; Capt. Wm. Dawson ; Isaiah 
Piatt, who was wounded at Shi] oh, and taken prisoner at Jonesboro, Georgia, 
in 1S64 ; Capt. Joseph H. Danseur, who was wounded at Stone River, and 
subsequently died of his wound ; Capt. Jncob Newman, severely wounded ai 
Shiloh ; Hon. Robert Parrelt, who rose to ihe rank of Major in the tooth 
Regiment, and was killed by the fall of a tree while in the service; Capt. 
Webster, who took out a company in the SSth Regiment; Capt. J. II . Hall, 
who did efficient service as .1 scout, and many others. 

We have not been able to ascertain the names of the different regiments, 
batteries, and organizations with which men from La Grange County were 
connected, but their record is like that of the whole Northwest, most glorious. 
The county scat was located at Lima upon the organization of the county, 
where it remained until 1S44. "hen it was removed to La Grange, which is 
in llic geographical center or the county. 

The only railway at present in the county is the Grand Rapids and 
Indiana Railway, passing very nearly through the center of the county, from 
north to south. The road does quite an extensive business in the iranspor- 
tation of lumber, salt, plaster, etc, and its passenger traffic is rapidly in- 
creasing since the completion of the road to Traverse City and Mackinaw. 
The Canada Southern Railway has been surveyed through the south part of 
the county, passing through South Milford and Wolcottvillc, and will prob- 
ably be put in operation soon. This road has the lightest grades of any in 
the United States, Ihe maximum being only 15 feet per mile. 

We have not been able to obtain an accurate survey of this route. Sev- 
eral lines have been ran. but no definite one decided upon. 

The principal towns and villages nre La Grange, the couniy seat, Lima, 
Wolcottville, Ontario. Union Mills, Van Buren, Springfield. Lexington and 
South Milford. 

Descriptions and statistics of the different villages will be found in the 
histories of their respective townships. 

There are at present two newspapers published in Ihe couniy, the La 
Grange Standard, at Ihe couniy scat, and the Register, at Wolcottville, the 
latter lolely established. 

The Standards very ably conducted, and has a very good circulation. 

The religious and educational advantages of the couniy are good. 

A very peculiar class or people, calling themselves "Amhh" or ■•Ornish," 

inhabit the southwestern portion of Ihe county, mostly found in Newbury 

and Eden. They arc somewhat like the Quakers and Dunkards. They do 

not believe in war, litigation or politics, and ignore scrupulously costly ap- 



parel and gaudy colors. They believe, however, in gathering together all of 
Uncle Sam's greenbacks which ihey can reach, and understand thoroughly 
how to make money. They are more clannish and exclusive than cither the 
Quakers or Dunkards, and mix very little with the busy world around diem. 
They arc good farmers generally, and own some of the best lands in the 
county. 

Northern Indiana, like most newly settled countries, was early infested 
by a gang of lawless horse thieves and counterfeiters, who were 50 strong, 
and became so audacious in their nefarious transactions as to require soroe- 
thingmoreavailablclhanthecommonprocessoflawtorcach them. The mat- 
ter was eventually taken up and considered by the General Assembly of the 
State, and finally an act was passed aod approved March 9. 1S52, authoris- 
ing the formation of companies for the special purpose of ferreting out and 
breaking up these pests upon society- The first organization under the act 
was effected in Milford Township, LaGrange County, at the Bullock School 
House, in September, 1856. Similar organizations were perfected io various 
parts of Noble and La Grange Counties, and a determined war com- 
menced and pushed to the bitter end. Ooe man, Gregory McDougle, was 
convicted and executed at Ligonier. January 26. 1858 ; many were sent to 
prison, and others fled the country, until the entire business was broken up, 
and the lives and property of citizens rendered secure. A short but inter- 
esting sketch of some of the proceedings will be found in the township his- 
tories of Springfield and Milford, to which we refer our readers. 

We have obtained our information regarding ihe early settlement of the 
couniy from as many of the old settlers now remaining as we could conve- 
niently, taking pains 10 see them in aU parts of the county, and are onder 
obligations to ihera for information given and favors extended. 

To the couniy officers we are also indebted for facilities afforded ns in the 
examination of records, and for much valuable information which we could 
not obtain elsewhere. 

The surveying and platting of townships and villages has been a work of 
exceeding difficulty, but we believe the Alias will be found very accurate, 
and more especially in portions of the county never before carefully surveyed 
or shown, as, for instance, the region west of Wolcottville. in Johnson and 
Clear Spring Townships, which on all previous maps has been a " terre ta- 
cogmta," and we trust ihe work will be judged by its general fidelity and 
accuracy. 

To any who are familiar with the difficulty of reconciling ihe discrepan- 
cies in the opinions of "old selllers," it is not necessary lo make apologies 
for statements which do not always agree with everybody's recollections. 

LAGRANGE. 

La Grange village was not settled as early as many other points in the 
county. The first actual settler, as claimed by himself and generally admit- 
ted, was C. B. Holmes who settled, according to his own statement, in 1S44- 
He first settled in Lima in 1S42. 

Mr. Holmes was first postmaster at La Grange, opened the nrst mercan- 
tile establishment, and was also the first justice of ihe peace. [JVW*,— We 
had expected some minutes of Mr. Holmes' recollections of early incidents 
connected with the settlers of Lima and La Grange, but have not received 

' C Andrew Ellison scllled on English Prairie in 1S36. but removed to La 
Grange in 1S44. where be has been in practice of law ever since. 

Wm. S. Boyd came also in ihe Spring of 1S4+ He erected a building 
on Ihe corner where Brown's Hotel stands, 100 feel long, and opened a hotel 
and store, which he conducted for len years. He owned a farm, and fur- 
nished supplies for his holel from his own land. He kepi a general assort- 
ment—dry goods, drugs and medicines, hardware, etc, eic. Mr. B. built a 
dam on Fly Creek, in 1845. **■& P»> U P a «"»"■ wWch lras buracd ™ 
rebuilt. He also erected a grist mill in 1853-4, " without a cent of money, 
as he says, and run it about fifteen years. He was eight years a director of 
the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railwav.when he resigned, and Andrew El- 
lison, who had at first opposed lie construction of ihe road, was appointed 

m Mr P Bovd can tell some interesting stories of the great-" Regulator " days. 

lohn P. Jones settled at Lima in 1S44. ^ " Methodist preacher. He re- 
moved to La Grange in T.849. and went into the mercantile business. John 
Ryaspn, now a resident of La Grange Village, settled on seclion 24. •> Clay 
Township, adjoining Ihe village, in the Spring of .836. He purchased his 
land, October, 1835. 

La Grange was made the county seat in 1S44- U has had a very s!«dj 
and healthy growth, and is a place of large business, being in the midst of a 
E ood grain country, and having the best facilities in ihe couniy for handling 
and shipping country products. It contains about fifteen hundred 1.1,500) in- 
habitant and has five churches, one school, one first-class hotel, perhaps as 
good as any town of its size in the country «« bowl, <»° ™*\ x """' 
grist mill, several steam saw-mill-S a large foundry and mach.ne shop lv,o 
Lnbg. factories, about Iwen.J-five lo thirty storesof various kinds, and the 
usual variety of mechanics. The La Grange Stand*™, a very ably conduct- 
ed provincial journal, is also published here. - 

The village, although situated away from any considers!.!,: ,lrvam or Donj 
of water, is nevertheless quite picturesquely located on a series of derations, 
,carcelv approaching the dignity of hills, yet sufficiently elevated to give a 

di. ,, the Escape and prevent monotony. Fly Creek formerly a much 

more considerable stream than at present, passes through ihe vdlage. There 



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HISTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY — Continued. 



are a large number ol cosy and beautiful homes and collages In and ai .1 

I j Grange, prominent among which we may mention [hose of Andrei* Elli- 
son, S. K. Ruicfc, C B. Holmes, Dr. Culling, and those of Messrs. Sclby, 
Piatt, McCoy, Merrill, nntl oilier,, ll i- a very healthy location, the water 
being excellent, and the country immediately around being dry and rolling. 
The original town plat was laid out June is. 1B36, by Reuben J. Daw- 
son, William P. Heaver*, George F. W hi laker, and James McConncll. 

BI.OOMFIELD TOWNSHIP. 

Dloomficld is the mewl populous township in the county, 1 1 has great 
variety of tut face and contains a large number of line and well cultivated 
farms, ll is remarkable for lllc number of water powers whit.li have been 
improved and used, on the Iwo branches of Fly Creek, there being no loss 
ihan seven within lite township, 

I In southern .111,1 central portions arc lolling and sometimes hilly, while 
ihe northern portions are level and sandy, with a large amounl of marsh 
along Pigeon River and Fly Creek, There are three lake- wholly or in pan 
in ibis township, Fish Lake, Sloan Lake, and L'line Lake, 

Among Ihc earliest selllers were '/.. L. Seidm ore, about 1S3j.Ja1.1b 
lloagland, J. D. Crandcll, Hiram Jacobs, and Christian Roop, in 1836, Jo- 
seph Richards and Curtis T. Harding, 1837, Jacob rod rick and F. M. Price, 
1838 Daniel Surge 11 1, John Preston. lietckiali I loan I, and [ohn Patten, nl 
dilTerenl periods Andrew Kilbury settled about the same time as 2, L. 
Sc id more, i*3j 

The " IS Grange Collegiate Institute" is situated in this township, on 
section 4, jmt south of the village of Ontario, in Limn Township, 



I.1MA TOWNSHIP 

This is the oldest settled township in the county, Ihc first settlement 
being made by Benjamin H!air and family in December, 1S28, on the farm 
now owned by George Doll, in section 16, one mile west of Lima Village. 
The farm owned by J. F. D. ( raig was also pre-empted by Mr. Blair, and 
Ills ton, I A lil.ur Moses Rice and his son lea, Arthur Burrows, William 
Thrall, mid lite Gardners, settled in 1819; John Kroincr, Lemuel Fobes, 
and John Jewell, about 1S30. Among other early selllers an- one Tucker, 
1831-2; J, C. Kinney, 1832-3 , Hugh Smith, 1833; John Craig anil foul 
rant, in i\i-:„ together with Harvey Wood ; Abbott Fleming and Thomas 
J. Spaiildlng, i" 1B37, and D.W. Cole, in 1840, J. C. Kinney purchased 
the Limn Grist-Mill ike year before he nettled, ami in 1S34 or 5 ivent to 
Ontario, ami in company with a Mr. Hubbard built a dan. on Pigeon River 
and erected a saw-mllL He =0011 after sold the properly to Nathan Jcnks, 
ivlio put upn grist-mill in addition. The land now owned by Mr. Kinney's 
■ J ' Kinney, just west of Lima, was the firsi land deeded in the 

Dn the prctent silt of Lima Village once stood an extensive and popu- 
lous Indian lown, cik-mling several miles along ihc rigeon River, which is 
the best •irciim in the county, affording considerable power. Lima contains 
Fourelvurch.es, two holels, a wind-mill manufactory, and several other factories 
of mere 01 less note, together with the usual complement of stores, etc. A 

fine scl I building, the besl in the county, is I wing erected, a view or which 

appears in ihii Atlas. 

I he village of Ontario, situated in the southeast pari of the township, 
was laid out and orgauittri by Nathan Jcults, in 1536. Charles Dooliiilc 

located here in 1837, Jusi lb of ihc village ,„ Btoomfield Township, lands 

ll.. 1 ■ Urant'e Coliegiale Institute," establish ed some thirty-five or thirty- 

is yean ago, and at pre. tul under 'be management of Riifus Patch who 

■■ ! here in 1844 

1 una Township contains " Mongoquinong Prairie." the soil of which is 
distinctly different from llial of ihc "oak openings" and other laads sur- 
rounding .1 A number or beautiful lakes arc also located in this township, 
among which may be mentioned Twin Lakes, one and a half miles west of 
1 .1111.1. and Cedat lake, lying partly in Lima and partly in Greenfield 
Township,. Fawn River, or Crooked Creek, and Pigeon River, drain what 
marshcN there arc in the township. In proportion to population, this is per- 
haps the wealthiest lownship In the county. 

The Village of lima was laid out October 13, 1834, by Moses and lea 
Rice. John Ki er, surveyor. 



JOHNSON TOWNSHIP, 

Among the earliest ie tilers in Johnson township were Thomas Oliver on 
section lain i-if.ih, first settler between Wright's Comers and La Grange. 
At ihai date ihe only mean, of transit jjere by Indian trails. Hiram Gard- 
ner came in ill,- Spring of 1S36. He boarded with Mr. Oliver for some time 
after he arrived, / and A. P I ose and Robert Meeker and three sons in 
1836. 

The lint actual leltlcrnl Wright's Corners", and possibly in the lownship, 
was 1 evi Wright, who came about 1^34 O P Grnnnis settled at l.uua in 

1834. removed to Noble Ci yin 1850. bought a farm in La Grange County 

amlremovei 856 N | Beach, Wm. Wert. F. W. Draggoo, John 

McKlbhen, I I....,,..- K Benjamin Xciima... Philip Ho we r, John Carey, 

.'"■■'' '' ■ "■■' William and Samuel Holslngcr, were early settlers, 

■ lilTercnl periods from 1S37 to iSco. Win. Dickinson, S. K. 
Pierce ....11 F Wilmer, also settled early. 

r,>l "P contains 'he greatest amount of water of an) in '1. 

county. The principal lakes are Oliver, containing about 400 acres ; Adams, 
aboul 5.10 acres; Winner, At wood, and Third, somewhat .mailer, and Mean 

Olin, and Nauvoo Lakes. 

Some of Ihcse lakes are very line and clear, particularly Oliver and 
Adams, which have beautiful sandy beaches and deep blue water. All or 
them abound in fish, and are great places of resort for sportsmen in the game 
and fishing season. These lake- form the headwaters of Ihc north branch 
of the Elkhart River. 



The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway runs through this lownship. A 
small station called Valentine is located on sections S and 9. At this point 
are post-office, store, slcam mills, and a school, and there is also the finest 
farming region in the lownship surrounding it, Messrs. Gardner, Clugston, 
and McGibbcn. having probably as good (arms as any in the county. 

WOLCOTTVILLE. 

The promising village of Wolcottville is situated on the Grand Rapids 
and Indiana Railway at Ihe extreme south side of the township and the 
county, in fact several additions lo ihc place are in Noble County. The 
main north branch of the Elkhart River passes through the place, affording 
considerable water-power. 

Pbilo Taylor was one of the first selllers. arriving in February, 1837. He 
owned ihc water-power, bul sold :o George Wolcotl, who came in June. 
1S37, Mr. Wolcotl built and operated ai different periods a carding- mill, 
grist-mill, sawmill, and distillery. Dr. L. Barbel settled ai Noilhpori. in 
Noble County, in 1S38. He erected a saw-mill where Hamlin's mill now 
slnnds, about 1S42. Peter Lamson, Ozias Wright. Henry Nichols, and 
Nelson Nichols, were among ihe early settlers. 

The proposed Canada Southern and Cliita-^o Railway has been surveyed 
through ibis place, which, when built, will give 11 the best shipping facilities 
of any place in the county. The village contains about 3<io people, and is 
improving considerably. There are two churches {Methodist and Baptist), 
sis or seven stores, two hotels, a huge flour and grisi.mill. a saw-mill, a 
couple of factories for the manufacture of rakes and handlc». an iron 
foundry, carriage and blacksmith shops, and a variety of artisans and 
mechanics. 

A very flourishing seminary was put in operation some years ago. which 
obtained a wide-spread reputation, and turned out a goodly number of 
competent teachers. The free-school system has, however, gradually taken 
Ihe place of private enterprise, and the seminary is not now in operation. 



VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP. 

The (itsl settlement of which we have any record was made in this lown- 
ship by Peter Huntsman and Nehcniiah Coldren, on sections 17 and iS, 
range 1). in I$2o, Among other early ones are Nathaniel Calahan, Ami 
Lawrence, Asa and John Olncy. The land in ihis lownship came inio mar- 
ket Ihc first Monday in June. [S31, and during the same month Nathaniel 
Calahan, Obadiah and John Lawrence each enlered eighty acre, in sections 
17 and iS, range 9. The first birth in the township was that or Sylvan Us 
Obey, February 20, 1332. Hulda Lawrence was bom December 22 of 
same year. The first sermon was preached sometime in July. 1S32. by Rev. 
Christopher Cory, at the residence of Nathaniel Calahan. now owned by 
hi? - hi, Miles Calahan. A school-house was buill on this farm, and in the 
Summer of 1S36 Ihc first school was taught by Clarissa Monger. During 
the Summer of 1834, Sheldon Martin & Brothers put up a saw-mill at Van 
Hurcn Village, on Pigeon River, and the following year creeled a grist-mill. 
These were the first mills put up in Ihe lownship. Sometime in 1S36, 
1 1 aiding & John -on built a saw-mill on Buck Creek, and a Mr. Pierce pul 
up a blacksmith shop at Van Huren the same year. The Village of Van 
Hurcn was laid out in 1836, surveyed by Dehwan Martin. 'Ihc first justice 
of the peace was one Pierce, the same man that put up the firsi blacksmith 
shop. A hotel had been elected by L. D. Brooks, and a cooper ..hop by 11. 
It. Oslrander; also a wagon shop by one Carey. C. C. Barns was a car- 
penter and joiner, The firsi physician was Sidney Cobb, who died after 
residing here a year or two. William Fox succeeded him, and George and 
James Fox carried o n a shoe-shop. The mill properly passed into the hands 
of John Dolion, and finally were purchased by George Nnrbnr, who is at 
present operating them. The old hotel was a few years since destroyed. 
The village contains one church, a good two-story school-building, and Iwo 
stores owned by William Drcbes and John Morrison. There arc also two 
physicians — W, B. Gntbb and A. Toms, James Hagerty settled here in 
1-.'. and .= ihe oldest living settler in ihe village. The township is well 
watered by Fawn River, or Crooked Creek and Pigeon River, wilh their 
tributaries. Marshes arc numerous and extensive, one ol them. Big Marsh, ' 
having considerable deposits of bog iron. There arc also a number of lakes, 
Stone Lake, in Ihe northwest portion of Ihe township, being one of Ihe most 
beautiful in the counly. 



CLHAR SPRING TOWNSHIP. 

The greater portion of Ibis lownship is thickly settled. As will be s< 
by reference to the map. there is considerable marsh in the eastern a 
northwestern portions of the lownship. causing quite an area of land to 
main unimproved, and being, except in very dry seasons, when grass is 1 
on them, almosl worthless. A number of marshy lakes also abound, prin- 
cipally .-.long the <;aslcrn boundary, which feed one branch of Ihe Elkhart 
River, which is here 3 very sluggish, dirty stream. A. mill pond on Ihc south 
line of ihe township causes considerable overflow, and renders slill more 
land useless. 

The first man who entered land in this township was Anthony Nelson, 
who came from Ohio in 1829 and located first in Elkhart County, and finally 
removed to LaGrangc County, where he had entered three eighty-acre lots 
in 183a. David Rogers, a botanical physician from Geneva, N.Y., was 
probably the nesi settler, ;is ho came into ihe township in 1833, and entered 
sixteen eighty-acre lots. Charles Roy came with his family from about the 
same locality in 1836, making the trip in twenty-one days, fifteen days of 
ihe time being rainy and the roads in terrible condition. This township 
was named from a very line, large spring on Mr. Roy's place, which was 
famous among the Indians and backwoodsmen half a century ago and more. 
There is a number of olher very fine springs on Mr. Roy's place, which have 
broken out during violent thunder storms and never been dry since. John 
S. Gibson settled on section 33 in 1835. E. Schermcrhorn came lo the 



nlrv in 1*3(1, ond entered ll 



. in June of tha 



ri 33 in Clay 



Township. Has lived on present location, section 4, Clear Spring Town- 
■ l.ip, since 1S40. Richard Green located on section 35, in iSjj, on land 
now owned by Willard Wemplc. Nicholas Low was also an early settler. 
llawley Peck bought land in 1S3S, nud moved on it in 18.1(1, Orvin Kent 
was perhaps in this portion of Ihe counly as early as any one, but did not 
actually settle until after the others we have mentioned, 



GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP. 

Next to Lima Township, Ihis is the wealthiest, perhaps, in the county. 
It contains Pretty and English Prairies, and is, taken altogether, a fine farm- 
ing lownship. although there ait a few marshes .training into Fawn R ivci on 
ihe northeast, and Pigeon River on the southwest. The township contains 
ihc Village of Lcxinglon, laid out about 1B3S by Abraham Brower nud anion 
named Bull, The first sctllei in the lownship was William Miller, who 
located on section 25, range 10. in I8a0- John Anderson mid three sons and 
Samuel Bradford settled in 1830. Jacob Millet and 'seven sons settled in ihe 
Spring nf 1831. Isaac Francis came lo the county aboul 1S36, and spenks of 
hauling wheat to Fort Wayne, While Pigeon, Hillsdale and Toledo — the 
Latter trip lokiiig ten days — ond selling it at from 50 to Oaji ccnls per 
bushel. The first couple married were Samuel Gawihrop and Ellen Wolgn- 
moil. some lime io 1S30. The first death was that of Mrs. Gawihrop. A 
|iosl.olTkc was established about 1S36 at Lexington, and kept in a store put 
up the year before, by Abraham P. rower and Peter Ilisel. The first post- 
office in the county was probably kepi by one Vance, on a farm now owned by 
Elijah Anderson, about 1832. Il was soon removed 10 the farm now owned 
by C. G, Nichols, and kept by Fphraini Seeley for some lime, and was finally 
removed to Mongoquinong, or Union Mills, in Springfield Township, where 
it has since been kept up. The first election in the township was held in 
1831. La Grange County was at lhat liinc a part of Elkhart County, and 
men were called on to go away to Goshen and act as jurymen, but laws were 
different then, and nobody ever went. 

On the second Tuesday in October, 1831. an election was held for slate 
legislators, which was Ihc first election held in the counly. The issue was 
ovci Ihc route of the Wabash and Erie Canal; one route being surveyed 
through this county and on west, by way of Goshen, through to Lake Michi- 
gan, and another by way of Fort Wayne southwest along Ihe Wabash River. 
The candidates were 011c Manna of Fori Wayne, and Crawford of Goshen, 
and on the one elected depended the canal rome. This was before the land 
in Ihis county had been surveyed (which was not done till 183^, the hind 
coming into market the Fall of Ihe same year), and the settlers were fearful 
that if the canal went through on the north route il would pul the price of 
land beyond their means of paying for il. and so everybody voted for Manila 
who, of course, was elected, and the canal was dug on the Wabash route. 

NEWBURY TOWNSHIP. 

Newbltry Township was surveyed in 1830. We have not been able lo 
obta'm ihc name of ihe first settler. Among the earliest were AI111011 Lau- 
rence, Alexander Poynter, Joseph Keasey, Amos Davis, Franklin Goodnow, 
Messrs. Shrake and Slylcs, the Nelson and Cotton families, George Loiterer. 
Mr. Hornby, Tntniau Wilkinson. E. Green. George Hill, and Messrs. Bciry 
and Woodbridge. 

The first election was held at the house of Truman Wilkinson, on section 
17, April 3, 1S37. Whole number of voters. 13. Amos Davis was elected 
Justice of the Peace ; Willard Collon, Consiable ; Elijah West. Inspector ; 
Esick Green. Supervisor; George Loiterer and Elijah West, Overseen of 
Poor, Franklin Goodnow and George Hill, Road Viewers. 

The township was named on the tiny of this election, The First death 
was Mary Shrake, June, 1837. The Rev, Mr. Brown of Middlcbury, Elk- 
hart Counly. was one of Ihe first preachers in the county. 

The first school building was erected in r$37, on section 32. 

There are three houses for religious worship in the lownship. 

In 1833 Andrews and West erected a saw-mill on section 3, the firs! frame 
building in the township. 

The next frame was a barn by F. Goodnow, on section 7. Amos Davis 
buill a mill on section 19 in 1838. There are five saw-mills in (he township 

There are three lakes wholly within Ihe township, Shipshcwana, Collon, 
and Hood's, and two others parlly, Cass and Mud Lakes, 

The township contains a large amount of marsh. The stream called 
Little Elkhart River rises in Clear Spring Township and passes through Ibis 
lownship in a norlh westerly direction, into Elkhart County. 

A post-office called Pashan is located on section 31. 

MILFORD TOWNSHIP. 

In 1S33, Jacob Bulls settled in this lownship and buill him a log house 
on Section 4. About the same time Richard Rice came and camped on See- 
lion 3, and remained one winter. Miiiott Goodsell. Esq,, now living on 
Section 4, came in with his lather, Cnpt, Styles Goodsell, and settled in lhat 
section in 1835. In lhat year Minolt Goodsell and Jacob Bulls erected a 
log school house at Mud Corners, in Seelion 3. Tlte school was taught by 
Orris Danks. 

The township was organized in 1837 by the election of a Town Board of 
five officers. 

Col. Wm. Cochran was chosen Inspector; Capt. Styles Goodsell and 
Capt. Sylvntius Hatch were elected Judges ; and Wm. B. Dunn and Wm. 
Searls. Clerks. 

There were some three voters left when Ihe board were selected. 

Charles Turner was unanimously elected as Ihe first Justice, and Colonel 
Cochran was the first Supervisor. 

I'hc Township .if Springfield was organized first, and Milford was under 
the direclion of the Supervisors of that town up to the lime of their own 
township organijation. 




RES.OF A.GILHAM S. GREENFIELD TP 




RESIDENCE OF G W. WALLACE 
SEC. 32, SPRINGFIELD TOWNS HI P.- LA GRAN SE CO., IN D. 



1 6 



HISTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY— Concluded. 



|'h« first couple married in the town ship was Geo. T pson and I aro. 

line Hull', by Elder Conlcy, who was the lir-i preacher. Mr. Mclisvi Barry 
wo, probably I he iic-r while person lo dcpnri (hut life among the settlers. 
Mr-. Fitch gave Mrtl he first while child in 1836, which soon nfici died 

i ol. Cochran buill the fin, I saw-milt, on the outlet of I ong I nkc, nciir 
Ihc place where the ford was located, and when the cititeni gathered ni Ihe 

Colonel's genitc ll " township llioy named ii from the locality, mid 

called ii Mill-Ford, 01 Milford, 

To Milford lielong. the tr.-lii of organising llic firM company of Regu. 

ulaiors, i I 1 . Grange and the adjoining coimlici of the notorious coun- 

Icrfcitcr*, thieves and blackleg) who had congregated in this ik i in melt 

m I numbers as to almosi paralyie the growth of the country, and render 
ihc "arm of the law" prove rlesi lo reach the ■ riminals 
In iSsi, the Legislature pasted "An net to aulhorifc the formation of 

c panic* ror Ihc detection, and apprehension of horse- thieves and other 

felons, .ii"l defining llicir power*." Scplcmbci 13, ism,, ihe movcineiii was 

urganiied at a meeting held nt ilie nnllocl t l-housc on S i I ' ■ 

original record, show thai I. I.. Itullock. AImimmi Hill, Fuller, /.npliei 

, . . i ,.«■. J ,,„, \ p i ,-,, laeob Hill, William Mill, Ebcucrcr Hill, 
I.,,. I arpenter, I ha*. Cc-chrnu, Phillip Helmer, Stephen shearman md 

John Shiam en pn col 1 Rnlloclt uru chosen ['resident, antl A. 

Hill, Vice President. Orrin Pullci wm appoii 1 Secretary, and directed 

lo draft : dilution, which was adopted September JO, 1B5G 

I'heit h "i proceeding was novel and effective. Some on< would 

lodge ,i complaint ihnt they had lost certain properly. \ committee was 
appointed to investigate .lie charges which might I* made, nnd when itifli- 
eicnt evidence ..as gathered lo point lo ihe criminal, llic " Riders' were 
indructcd to bring him in fur cinminalion, and ivhal he slated wo- laken 
ilown hy ilit secretary, and .,11 thai would implicate others in lhai or an) 

Ii] ihi n gulators and not allowed to sec his friends, nnd .ifier a lime was 
again brought in lo -v.- if he had weakened, In this wnj a clue wa oh- 

lainci thcrs, which was followed up by their nrrc«i , and n litis 

way until many ol ihe gang wen- arrested and placed in prison. One was 

i - 1 1) ihe regulators of ihii and oilier coi is. One was tuppo-cd lo 

have perished in a building fired by him, Anoiticr suicided hy poison, and 

was (""» ii, I drowned in the cnnal in Indianapolis, when- In: had been 

taken as ,i witness ; llic whole en, lint; in ihc imprisonment ,,r dispcrsli I 

ihe whole gang, and the people ,-( Northern fmlinnn breathed easier nnd 

HISTORY OF CLAY TOWNSHIP. 

Mr. John Ryason was one of the first (.cltters in this township. He pur- 
chased land or. Section 24. in October, 1835, and willed on ii in the Spring 
„( 1B36 Aumnglhc enrly settlors were John Nelson, Obadinh Uwrcncc, 

M. P. Spragne, Triimnti Gilbert, Wm, Wigdon, Tl las Hubbard, Wm, 

W1I.011, l..vi Unnll, Silas I Uin, Slicdmcl Carney, Ernstus Clark, John Rob- 

1 and .. Mr. Woodward. 

lippah KobbiiiN buill ihe first blacksmith shop in ihe lownship. ll 

.1 1 e bnilh nf Ruck [,akc, In 1837 or 1838, George Wood bmll n 

taw-mill tin lluclt Creek, Scelion 15. Since lhai time n grist-mill has been 
built. Messrs Fleck, Fi hei 8 Camp arc ihc present (Aug, r, 1874) owners 

of ihe properly, i 1 ■ ■ 101 aw-i owned by S. M. Cowley, on 

Section 1, .i,t,i nnothi on S ' wnetl b) 1 Plank, nnd si ill nnolheron 

Scelion 13, owned hi Price S Kennedy. 

Miu Eliiabcih Clnrk was ihc molhci of ihe firsi child born in ihe lown- 
1,,,. ll. sec. child was .1 dnughici "I John rind Charlotte Rynson, 



born March 17, 1S37. Home niithorilics claim thnt Mrs. Montgomery gave 
hi Hi, to triplets in Ihc Fall of 1S36, making (htm Ihe firsi bom in the town- 
ship, At any rale, il seems lo hnve been a very prolific lime. 

The lirsi school buildings creeled were on Sections iS and 23, but it is 
uncertain which look precedence. Samaniha Ovcrackcr laugh 1 'he first 
school •"! Scelion 18, nnd Elizabeth Clark ihe one on Seelion 23. 

There are no church buildings in ihe township, bul religious meetings 
are held in ihe school buildings. 

This township was originally surveyed in 1S21J. 

Clay Fown ship contains n large amounl of marsh lands, ihe lotal amount- 
ing lo several thousand acres. 



HISTORY OF EDEN TOWNSHIP. 

\- near as . an be wecrlained, ihis lownship was- first settled in ihc Win- 
tci ol 1S31-3, by William MtConuell, who iocnlcd on Section )6, A lew 

n It- later, Roberl I alia settled oil Section =6. Quite a number arrived 

ahoul the same lime from Elkhart County, and ihe Haw Paid., among 
whom were Prislcy, Cnhoon, Newhousc, Nelson, Dempsey and Park. Mr. 
Si van settled on Set lion 20 in 1835 ; lames Taylor on Section 23 in tS |6 
Harvc) ' oldrcn on Section 13 in the Spring of 1S37. 

This and Newberry Township were settled by a religious sect who are 
called "Amiih" who believe in extreme simplicity of dress and manners, 
who eschew politics, war (for any cause), and :ill gaudy or showy colors. 
They arc generally good fanners, and have ihc faculty, superlatively devel- 
oped, ol iccumillaling "filthy lucre" and real estate. 

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP. 

Previous lo 1S32, the Polownilamic Indians were the only occnpanls or 
Springfield Township excepi a few 'squatters" at what was afterwards called 
Union Mills, and nvo or ihrec in the valley of Turkey Creek. The Indians 
were removed by [he Government in 1S37. The whiles entertained greal 
fears that they would join Black Hawk, previous to bis being defeated in 
is;,;, which pui an end to their alarm, 

The Government survey of Springfield Township 
Spring ,,f 1S32, and ihe land was offered for sale in 
year. 

Benjamin Jones ami John II. Clark attended lhat sale, and entered ihe 
first farms ever owned hy while men in ihc lown. 

The water power, afterward kno.vn as Union Mills, at ihe conflacnee of 
Pigeon River and Turkey Creek (from the union of which it look ils name), 
was purchased by Brawnell al ihe same lime. Oihers, among whom was 
Judge Wm, S, Premiss, entered land soon afterward, in ihe Fall of 1S32, and 
in the Winter and Spring of 1S33 ; antl in April ur May of thai year, John Ii. 
Clark, Jesse Huntsman, Joseph Poos and Ins brother Benjamin. William 
Seaburn and Win. A Prenliss mei in a log cabin, bnib and abandoned by 
Samuel Ganthrop, agreed lhai the name of ihc lownship should be Spring- 
field; drew up and senl to Ihc County Commissioners a peiition lo lhat 
effect, which was granted, and a record thereof made establishing the civil 
lownship six miles square, being the same territory as the Congressional 
Township 37 North, Range 11 East. 

The firsl and only "grist mill " was built in the Fall of 1831 and Spring 
of 183;. al the poinl called Union Mills, by Brownell, who sold il a year or 
two laler lo Drusus Nichols, who retained possession lor a number of years, 
making many improvements al thai point, where ihe largest village 111 Ihe 



, completed in the 

tobcr of ihe same 



lownship was buill up. ( leorge Bulmcr buill llic first saw mill m This place 
in [83a . and another was pul in operation in 1833. in Section 17. higher up 
<>n I urkey t reel; ; and still another further up the creek, in Seelion 34, by 
judge Premiss, in 183B. 

The first school-house in the lown was built of logs, near ihc norlh end 
of llrudiy Prairie, on Seelion =0, and the lirsl school was laughl by Otis 
Slicpardson, in 1835 ; the second by Helen Wheeler, in a log cabin, near 
llic residence of J. Ii. Clark, in Seelion 2S, 

In 1870 1 in ri were nine good school -houses in ihc town, with a good 
attendan 1 efeedoi , ml a population of about 1,200. 

Beujarnl , I, w m c and other* buill the lirsi Methodist church, called 

I) rushy Chapel, in IS42. in the southwest corner of Seelion 33 ; and John 
Lackey and others creeled the second Mclhodist — or Springfield Church — 



11 'seel in 



26, in 1S4S. 



A Few Presbyterians and Baptists sell led ill ihe town, but never were 
strong enough to build a church. 

In is;S. ,1 number of Libernlisls, among whom were Bcnj. Jones, Joseph 
l"oo> Judge Wm S. Prentiss-, Jesse Huntsman and Harvey Ol instead, buill 
the Pre- Hall, on Seelion lS, for liberal lectures and Tree discussion on 
leli^i.m |, ,lnii_al and >cienli(ic subject ; "an, I (says Judge Prentiss in his 
'■ Annals "> during icveral years, up lo ibis lime, June, 1870. lectures on 
Spiritualism have b.-cn delivered more frequently than on any other subject." 

In 1843, a society, on the plan of Charles Fourier, styled ihc LaGrangc 
I'lialanv, was formed, and rented buildings on Bcnj. Jones' farm. The 
principal stockholders were Bcnj. Jones, Jesse Huntsman, Wm. S. Prcnlis;_ 
Margaret Wadi md Harvej Olmtlead Families who before had been 
isolated ind found it diffit It lo esTttcali iheii children, if they failed lo carry' 

Hi , Jul If Ihe pi I |- , ,,0 im, 11 ■ , 1 I in maintaining for three years 

1I1 l,..i , U , ,| in il,.. vicinity, where Iheir children received the best part of 

Hi lucaiion. The society was amicably dissolved in 1S47, and the 

property fairly distributed. 

During Ihe Rebellion. Springfield was f^ patriotic as any lown in 
I H .1 inge ly. and furnished her full (JUOta of troops. 

From the " old settlers," we g<:i 1 wo opinions in regard 10 Ihc first postmaster, 
,,i,,| .i,,i| , : iv both, leaving it to those who ein to decide which is correct. 
From one source we learn il.ai one O' Kartell was connected with Brownell 

in erecting ihe gri.t mill at Union Mills, and in 1 833, when llic post-office 
v, u est iblished there, was ihe liisi postmaster; and thai in ihe same year 
the post-oflicc .11 I. inn was established. From another we are told ihc lirsi 
|i , i..,iIm.,j was established on Mougo,|uiuotig Prairie — now Lima — i.ilh 
Ephrnini Seely postmaster : lhai on Ins removing 10 Springfield he look Ihe 
p Oil- office along with him. and kepi ii for a while at his house in Section 4, 
and when Drusus Nicholi purchased the mill and creeled bis siore, he 
became pn.inn.iei — lite ..nice slill retaining the name of Mongoquinong, 
until, quite rccenlly. it has been changed to Mongo, 

Jane Clark, daughter oT John.U. Clark, was ilie drsl while child born ill 
Hie lownship, June 4, 1831. Mary Prenliss was ihc second, born Oct, 16, 
1833. 

|udge Win. S. Prentiss was married In Jane Mary Clark. Dec. 22, 1832, 
by Judge Ephriam Seely. 

Bishop Chase was llic lirst preacher in ihe township. 

An Indian trader named Druryn wim probably the lir-i while person that 
died in this township, Jcssu Huntsman lost iwo children by scarlet fever 
shortly after. 

Ancient mounds are fmiml In lllis township, nod Ihe tooth or a mastodon, 
of veil large si W, was unearthed on the Prenliss farm, in ihe Valley of Turkey 
t reek, Il was f.,"„.l on a bed of gravel, some twenty inches only from Ihe 



Patrons' Directory of La Grange County, 

(living Navies of the Principal, Professional and Business Men in the Cities and Villages, and of the Principal 

Producers of each Township, who Patronize this Atlas. 



CITY OF LA GRANGE 



CLAY TOWNSHIP Concluded. 



RESIDENCE. S3 NATIVITY. P.O. ADDRESS. 



RESIDENCE. 52 NATIVITY. P.O. ADDRESS 



Ilnyliss. A 

Bells, T.C 

ll.H.io. I| M . 

Bradley. I) W. . 
llinghnm. W. ». . 

Cu g. Geo. A. 

Cornell, J C. . 
Cornell. I. I.... 
Cornell. C. G. . . . 

Canficld. O. W.. 
Devor Jas It. .. 
Durand. C. A. .. 
Drake. J«s. I. .. 
Drake, la*. S. .. 
Ellison, Andrew 

I rhos I 

E.I ml.. I-:. S. . 

Glasgow W. C.. 

I I..II, S-1...1 I.. 

Hughes, I P. 
II.1...-I.... I M 

Hollis.l II. . . 
II. .11. (, o. ... 

UiMong. c. w. 

Ha) i U... 
Hnidmg. S. I'. 



Ill 



I \ 



M 



i . . Ml 

Parry. 1 
R«iek. |n" " 
Raubcrt, | 

I I dwrml 



*| K; N 



gclou . I li*Ji i 



Hoard. William... 
Hogtnir. Iioic.... 
lucolis. Hiram.... 
] »mson, II. W ... 
McKibUen. I H 

Kifc. F 

SI Iter, I' I 

Shoumltei I I' 

S irgerlt ! '- I 

Si.. Ilium . / I 



Alford. Royal 

Heard si cy, Henry . . 
Browning. Win w, . 

I;..... mi g. Prank \ 

I. :i S mill I, . . 

Cnni|\ Jacob . . 




« York . 



Ohio . 

Ohio 

Ohio . 

New 

India 

Connecticut 

Ohio 

In.li.ma.... 
Oh ■■ 

Ohio 

Inland .... 
Indiana. . . 
Vcmionl ... 
New York . 



Maryland . 
Ohio .... 

Ohio 



Co. Sii]^finieiideni of School*. 

Sheriff. 

Carriage and Wagon Mnfr. 

Mfr. Ash S: Walnut Bannisters 

Attorney ai Ijw. 
'- Proprietors drowns Hotel. 
I'oslma&ter and News Dealer 
Photographer. 

Blacksmith and Carriage Mnfr 
Furniture Dealer. 
Foundry man. 
Real Estate Dealer 
Attorney at Law. 
Attorney at I i» 
Attorney at Ijw. 

Attorney at Law. 
County Trc-aiurer. 
Hardware Merchant. 
Dentist. 

jeweler 



ll.i 



ssManufactui 



Corny. Shedreik .. .. 

Davis. Franklin 

Eaton. Josiali 

Everett. Jesse II 

Ford.Setb 

Fleck. E 

Frishey, Cary K 

Carmire. Samuel 

Garmire. J. f 

Giggy, Christian 

Gr.en. Jan.. 
Hayncs. F. I . . 

Hubbard. F 

Kaufman. Jonas 

Kennedy. Win 

Kennedy, George 

Mao.cH. William 

Pierce. K. C 

Plank, Christian.. 

Roy. John 

Kobhins. John 



sylvani 
Michigan . 

sew York . 






Ohio ..... 
Michigan 
Ohio 



,-:■■ v.. York 
IS 

I-.,; Ul„ . 
: • j . ■ i ,i. 

■St !■ New \ oik 
i8jJ linli ■ 
i-i.i I'cnnxylvnn 
'S! IVnn 



Luiulicniian. 
Painter. 

Shoemaker. . 

Shoemaker. 

Dealer in sewing Mach 

Dentist. 

.cksmith and Carriage Mnfr. 
Carriage and Wagon Mnfr 
Mnfr Ash& Walnut Ba ■ 

Livery and Feed Stable 

M.I1. 

Dry Goods Merchant. 

Marble Dealer. 

Marble Denier. 

Auditor. 



Li .-i -■•■ ilt 

Nursery. 

i o Clerk A Editor "Standard. 1 

lewder. 

(lame? M lnuracturcr 
. Miller. 

.. Station Aged. 
. M D 

Boo I Shot Manufacturer. 

. . Blacksmith. 

|i, uggisl 

i.i... ,i Merchant, 

M D 
. . Attorney at Law. 
. . Yllorney at Law. 
. Farmer. 
.. Marble Dealet 



Koiv: 



.lac 



BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP. 



iS 3 6Nc» York 
■ 
1S39 Nev. \i"k 



1846 Ohio 

S S3 New York . 
-■,7 Ne" V..,k 



Fanner and Lumber Dealer. 

Fanner. 

F'armer. 

Fatmer, 

Saw .milling and Lumbcriuai 
Farmer 



CLAY TOWNSHIP. 



. Farmer. 



Dovel, \ 

1 unk, John 

i.iali.ii.lltr. C 

KaufTinan, C 

[Alia. I. N 

• ■ . M irtha L. 

Mcr.nii.-v. I. U 

Parks Harlan 

Poysi r. |ohn 

Row, Milton 

Stauffcr, E. 

Sncltett, George E.... 

Shi up, David 

Schi .■ . \111u* 

Schrock, J. M 

Wagoner, Daniel 



Ohio . 
Ohio . 
Ohio . 



l',',:"'lvali, 

New York.. 
Peniuylvani 

NcwY'ork.. 
Pennsylvania 

Pcnnsyluni 



Ohio 
Pennsylvani 

■ ihio 

New York . 



Fanner. 
Fanner. 

Miller and Lumberman. 
Teacher and Farmer. 

Sjone Mason. 

Fanner and Lumber Dealer 
Laboring Man. 

Lumberman. 

Farmer! 
Farmer. 

Lumber Dealer. 

Farmer and Stock Dealer. 
Farmer. 



CLEAR SPRING TOWNSHIP. 



1., 1 . . \ 

Ifuller. Celia 

Dallas I 

Dallas, Samuel 

Dallas. I cvi 

Fleck. Solomon.""" 
Kurd. Ira 

naivalt. John .. 

ii. Richard . . . . 

Gillette. J. J 

Hcrvey. WUIard 
Hovcrslock, Wm. II 

Hoemer, Isaac 

Ilanvood. George.. 
Harahberger, J.iioh. 
Kail, Wm It 

K- „ ..,.,.. 
Kurl . David 

Nelson, I'. 

Kelson, Wm I .. 

Nelson, M.J 

Parks. Wm. T 

Peck. Ilawlcy 

Price \ II 
Peck. Sib) H 
Peck, 1 eun.ird. . . . 
Pr,<e. Wm II ... 

Ritlcr, Solomon 

Row. Frank W... 
Schermerhoni. E . . 
Sloan. Wm. D.. . 

Smith, James 

*" er. George B. . . 

cr.ll.J 

.therwas. C. W 

Wolf. Chas 

Voder. David 

Voder. J J 

Yarwood. W 



iringTp.. 



1873 Ohio 

1846 Virginia 

1 mi, 1 )!,,.■ 

1831 

1036 Ohio 

1852 Ohio 

1847 

iBto Ne» Yo,k 
iSsaJOhio .... 

i847Johio ..'..:: 

i>-,<> Mossaehus it' 

l&44j01iio 

1S40. Ohio 

l34s|lndiana 

186; Pennsylvania 

JS = 3 Indiana 

I-, \, . \ .;. 

1851 Pennsylvania 
i>47 New York . 
t$V- todiana .... 

l-i.' Ii I.1..1 

iSjVohio 
tSj&jConnecticut . 

tEjfiOhio 

1841 Connecticut . 
tS-ijNcw York .. 
1847 Maryland . . 
tS46 Pennsylvania 

l$S4 Indiana 

1836 Nc« Yotk .. 
184? U Virginia 



:•' ! 1 I'... 

i860 Englal 



Farmer and Teacher. 



Ringgold 

II IW Patch- 

' igomer 

I j Grange .. 

WolcotlviUo' 

Ligonier 

Haw Palch-. 
Ringgold ... 
La Grange .. 
Haw Patch- 
La Grange .. 
Ringgold — 



HawPaleh-- 
Wolcoiville- 
; Grange .. 



Ringgold _, 

I .7.1'.^.: . 

Wolcoltville 
La Grange -. 
Ringgold.— 



Farmer. 
. Farmer. 

Fanner. 

Farmer. 






1 iGra 



Farmer and lirickmaker 
Farmer. 



EDEN TOWNSHIP. 






1854 Indiana 


Ligoiiier 


Farmer. 




rs;S Indiana 








iSfiql Virginia 





Farmer. 












1-;; Baden 


Ligonier 


Fanner. 




1S54 I ihio 








1-44 Indiana 








t^jt Vermont 
























1-4^ Pennsylvania 


Fish Lake 


Farmer. 






Ltgoater 


Farmer. 














New York... 




Farmer. 






Pennsylvania 


Fish 1 ake 


Fatmer. 






Indiana 


Ligom" 






1S5. 


Indiana 

Pennsylvania 




Farmer and Blacksmith. 



Map a? •ff.gK.K'rf ■^■f,pjjM> ftowM^Mii 




TOWN 38 NORTH, RANGE II EAST 




PUBLIC 


o 


'1* 


3 


■' 


■ 


DC 


« 


* 






' 


□ 

Z 

o 
o 


» 


(- 


' 


SQUARE 




m 


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,. 


• 


' 


8 




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S 


T. 






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PATRONS' DIRECTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY— Continued. 



GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP. 



Anderson. William 
Kumcll. Benjomin. 
Bumcll.Thoma-. ... 



K .,i. Dan-el 

Kelly. John It 

Long. Pete. 
Lilly, Henri 
Uienby. Willinn I 
.Miller. Jnmei 
Mi Mohan, I ibn 



N..f.,..v f. ' In 

■ 

Plank. C ].. 

! .. I I 

Par ham. Soinucl . . 
Smith, Jumei 



Lctinglon 

nuclei .... 
Green field Tp.. 



Greenfield 

Greenfield Tp. . 



Storms G M 

Salefcjnmcs 

Slukcy, Christum 

Scoll, Leonard 

Swihorl, I> 

Stroud, Charles 

Troycr. Andr«« II.... 



1830 1 ihio 

1 84a! Indiana . . - 

1836 Indiana. . 

1S3G New York. 
B37I onncctic.il 

" "Ohio 

Ohio 

Connecticut 
I'cnnsykaiii 
New York. 
New York. 

Indiana 

Pcnnsylvani 

Ireland 

Ohio 



NATIVITY. P.O. ADDRESS 



I Vn 11 -viva 11 i 

Ohio 

sylvani 
Ohio 

Indiana. ._ 

York. 
I V-1111-I li .111 
IV mi sylvan 1 

Ohio - 

Ohio 

Connecticut 
Ohio - 



II. 



. II... 



1 



Greenfield 

1.1. enficld Tp.. 
Greenfield 

I .f.-L-lllk-hl 1|. . 



Ilriglil...i. 
M"iig".- 



Orland... 
Itrighlon - 

Orlniid... 
Mongo... 
Brighton . 
Mongo. - - 



Ohio 

England -- 
" York. 
York. 

New York . 

Ohio 

Midiigan - 

Ohio 

Ohio 

Ohio 



Merchant. 

Fanner. 



Physician and Surgeon. 



Sturgis. Mich.. 
Brighton.— 



iRiv'r.M'h 
Brighton .... 

Orlaml 

Sturgis, Mich 



Sturgis, Mich. 
Brighton 



Minister and Far 



LIMA TOWNSHIP - Concluded. 



\l,.i,go. 



JOHNSON TOWNSHIP. 



Craig, Jos.IJ 

1 r.iig, Poliert.. 

Craig. James 

Craig, lohn 

C rait;, Joseph 

Doohtllc, Charles 

Dayton. Dr. G. i I 

Donaldson. Win 

Eastman, Wm -..- 

Field. Timothy 

Flcishcr, Geo 

Hill. Wm. 

Hughes. Wni.-- 

Hun, a. it 

Hudson, P. E 

Hcndnck, Wm. II 

Herriek. II. A 

Hayl.aigcr. John J 

Ilngg, A. C. 

Kimball. O. A. 

Keith. G. P 



Mallow, Mrs. Cass-nnlct 

McKec, Wm. S 

Nnlion.il State Rank... 

011. Geo 

_ on, Hcpsib.i 

Paill A. li 

Patch, Ruins. 

Parish, 0.W 

Kawles, W 

Rcope, 1. E 

Scll.D. J 

Sanderson, Joel 

Smith. [110 

Smith, Hugh 

Stacy, N .— 

Spaidding, I . I 

Shatiuck, W. \V 

I humpson, K. D. 

Taylor, John 

Turlcy. James 

I Iminaj. C, \Y - 

Upson, I. li.. 

Vail, R. A 

Walker, W. II 

Wisier, Henry 

Woods, H. \v _ 



I' ■ 



M, I- 



Case. Zophi 1 

Clugston. J. D 

Did n. 1 li 

Diet, in ■-!!. Almon... 
Dragoo. I W 

lUcln.an! J. ..'.... 

Crannis. O. P 

>...'. I.W 

Gardner. Una,,, .... 
Gardner. ' I 1 

[riih.l I.. 

Law. I. 

L.vcrgood. D 

McKibbcu. |ohn. . 



Si.iily.'ll 

Uhoutsong. A. .. . 

Taylor. II. I 

Tuck, Jomct . . 

Wild. ..a... I . 1 

Wcstler. M 

Wade, Henry 
William*. A 



V.iknlnic . . . 
Wolcotlvlllc .. 
Johnton Town 



W..I vill< 

Jolmion Towi 



... ... 1... 

Woleollville 

John ■■ 1 I ■■ 



Germany... 
Vermont . . . 



Penniylvanii 
New Voik . 
New York 

■ 



Vorl - 

York 

1 ■ - 

Ohio .... 
Pennsylvani 

Ohio 

Indiana 
Ne« Voil 
Indiana 



1--,; 1 ,„>ii. . lii • 
l9so'Obin ... 

I-:| Ohio 

I-.HS Ohio 
is!-, Indiana 
: 1 ...,.■ 
184s England . . 

■ . ■ 

i-;i N." >■■■'■ 

I -. ; 1 ■■.,. 



1 V|; IVn11-ylv.11 

n hip 18G1 I'i ylvai 

..1871 !'■ ■■- • it 
.. 1838 I 

184 ■ 
..l8i; ' 

.. tSfSJOMo 

.. 1 1 • |-,i an ■■! ' 

II ■ Ohio .... 



U..I, Ill 



\ .- 

Wrighl'&C 

Welt. .11 title 



Wolcoltvillc 



1 .,,: , Stock Dealer. 



. Miller ,\ Slock Dealc 



Physician 
I Mold -keeper. 

Publidiei 
IFarmcr. 

Itardwari Merchant. 

Druggist and Notary Public, 
|Sa« Milling and LumbcTii— 



Andrews. |anici .... 

UMcr, David.. 

ItasSelt, I 

Cochran. Cli . . 

Dancer, J 

Dyer. N. R--- 

V rands. S _. 

t;...o(lsell, Mynoll ... 

Grate. L.W 

■ '■ E. D 

Helmer. I.S 

lie-Up, [ainc; M 

ll.ivu-.inl. Willi.nn .. 

Hnyward, Francis... 

James, G. \V 

Kinsman, C. W ... 

Nichols, I. It 

Newman, I. II 

Nichols, L.C 

Newman, F.A 

Newman, N. II., jr.. 

Reed! A 

Slarkey, I". G. .. 
Siegler.J 

Sabin, Rev. P 

Sloehr.G. L. 

Straycr, J. N 



I - 



„,,! Sloi 



Ma; 



.Farmer and Merchant. 
-|Umggisi. 

iM.lkr. 



LIMA TOWNSHIP 



,\i,. ..... C 5 

Atwaler, Monroe . 

\. 1. .. W II 
It, until. Samuel . 
L1..I,. II 11 .. 

Beeeher, A W. . 
Buck, Mi 7, I 



Mitli 

1 ,kei Wil . 

1 

Byers. K.A 

' 

1 ... iv... 1 
Cory, la. I 
Crm'n 1 •« 






1S55 PenniyWanh 

iBss l'ennsylvani 

: ■ ,1 I i- mil 

• . I igland ... 

. 
1, 1 ;. ..1 
:83d New York . 



3 Township 
., 1 owaship 







•: 1 1 ,.ni..yK.iiii. 
- | Indiana.... 
:S(, 4 !lndiana ... 

■ I- 1 

1 ■ : - I ■ in 1K.11I 

i833JNewJeney. 

i833|Ncw York . 
iSst I'cninylvani 



j fact ii r 



Manufacturer 

Ticket \ E*p.Agi.G.R.&I.H 

, Dealer 

Merchant. 

Engaged in Educating licr 
Children. 

Lumberman. 



RESIDENCE. -•:;; 



\p l >l,jiiian, lohn li. . 

Uum|.us, Rev. I 

Uartlioloniew. II. O.. 
Booth, J. Q. A 

Dver. I.dwin 

l-'iiilkner, 1:1 lp . ... . 
Frcligh, J. F 



Ontario 

Lima I OWllship. 



Township.. 

Limn Township. 



I imn I ownship 

Ontario — 



P.O. ADDRESS. 



Pennsylvania 

IwSta™ 

l'liiii-ylvaniii 

New York... 

New Jersey- - 
Ohio 

England 



Ohio —I" 
Connecticut 
New York.. 

Ohio 

New York.. 

IVimsylvani; 
Indiana ... 

Indiana 

Maryland .. 

Ohio 



Farmer. 
Farmer. 

Manufacturer. 

Physician and Surgeon. 

Farmer. 

Manufacturer. 

Merchant. 

Miller. 

Merchant. 

Physician and Surgeon. 

Merchant. 

Paper Hanger. 

Merchant. 

Miller.' 

Manufacturer. 

Foundry and Machine Shop 

Farmer. 

Cooper. 

Retired Lady. 

Capital $100,000. 
Physician and Surgeon. 
Fanner and Miller. 

Prin. of I..n Grange Collcg. li 

Merchant. 

Merchant. 






'ennsyivanin 




Grain Dealer. 




Harness Manufacturer. 






Farmer. 






Fanner. 


Dhio 




Farmer. 






Farmer. 


Mns-acllus'tls 




Real Estate Healer. 


New Jersey- 
England 




Grain Dealer 




Manufacturer. 


Ontario 


County Surveyor. 




Lima ._ 


Farmer and Carpenter. 






Retired Farmer. 


New York . 






Ohio -. 






Ohio 






Vermont — 




1 .indlnrd. 



MILFORD TOWNSHIP. 



. Milford Township. 



831 Ncn York . 

Sojlohio 

54c New York . 

- ,'i'Hii.i 

3 S5 , 



,v York 

Connecticut 



3 S a 



B40 

-|l India 

-4_' New York . 

868 Indiana 

837 Maryland .. 
S31) Ohio 

Sjrj IVoii-vIv.iiii. 
B46 P<:nnsylwanii 
S 53 !Penn ylvanii 
1855! Connecticut 



York . 



in LumberS Lnili. 



Farmer .«. Slock Dealer. 



NEWBURY TOWNSHIP. 



ter. W.„ 

Boiniragcr. C. . . 
" "trager.J.J. 

.'is, I) 

-h. Jacob . . . . 
h,,,.;i 1..1 : -i . 

<.J-J .R ■ 

e. W. F. . . . 
Powell, John E. 
rroyer. Ell I) . 
Wichi. F.li.., . . 
Voder. 1 ' 
Yodcr. Reuben 



v York 

iMJrlVMi 

P.mli.sylvani 



Middlclniry . 
Eden Mills.. 
Middlcbury.. 



Ohio 

Peiinsylvan 



Farmer. 

Farmer and Stock Rni 

Farmer. 

Millwright and Farrnei 

" v Mill 

Farmer. 



SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP. 



1 'e II II. 1 viva 11 

Ohio .. 

Michigan _ 



I i'lJian", 
Mongo 



Clergyman and F 



PATRONS' DIRECTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY — Concluded. 



SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -Concluded. 



Hawk, C. L 

Hall. Geo. W. .. 

linll. C. F 

Hall, K. 

Huntsman. 1*. T.. 
Jcflenl*. Wra 

\1w . \\„, It 

\U,f- M 

Newman. VVm.S , 
Newman. N. B.Si 
Nichols. Philo . 
I'ronliss. Wm,. . 
lingers, Horace 
Rawlc, tflisha 






i. E. 
,. D. J. . . 



Tnlmagc. H... 
Wade. Richard . 
Wallace. G. \V- , 



RESIDENCE. 






&3 


Mongo 


iS(i8 


Springfield Tp. . . . 


IS 11. 




1816 




1S44 




i-u 




I--.VI 




«»in 




iHsd 




i8<s 




iHio 




i^ = 




I-.7 




lS« 




1840 






Mongo 


I---I 




t8-n 




,-(,- 


Springfield 1 p . 


1854 






■ MT 




id« 




i»17 








1-..: 


S|ifll -ll'ul.l 1 | ... 


1*1- 



NATIVITY. P.O. ADDRESS 



Ohio 

4 New York . 
2 Indiana . . 
1) Connecticut 
i) Maryland , . 

6 New York . 

5 New York _ 
(> Maryland . . 
J Indiana ... 

7 Maryland . . 
g Connecticut 

oOhio 

,9 Ohio 



V York . 



7 New York . 
" " v York . 

; England 

S Mass'chusetl 



Brushy Prairie 



Mougo 

Brushy Prairi 



Mongo 

Brushy Prai 



Brushy Prairie 

Brushy Prairie 
Mongo 



Miller. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 
I'armerand Justice. 

Illacksmith, 

Farmer! 

Farmer. 

Farmer and Produce Dealer 

Farmer. 

Farmer and Stock Dealer. 

Farmer and Stock Dealer. 

General Merchandise. 
General Merchandise. 

Farmer and Slock Dealer. 
Physician and Surgeon. 
Tanner and Stock Dealer. 



Merchant Tailor 



VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP. 



Allison, CTR. 
llyc-rofl. \Ym. 
Iloycr, Daniel 



Van liur 
Van Jlur. 



4 New York . 

5 England.. 

6 Pcnns] Ivan 



Brown, Stephei 
Berry, Ami... 
Bclolc, Elmer 
Balls, W m ... 
Cook, Dell... 
Crampton Thorn u 
Chapin.C. W 



VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP- Concluded. 



*', A. \Y.. 



man, Richard I 

Olncy. A. J.... 
Olncy, Win. S. 
Preston, P. W 



Randolph. E. S... 

Sixbey. N.N 

Seybcrl. A. D 

Sherwood, John 

Timmis, T. H 

Truesdell, H. W.. 

Williams." Wax'..'.'. 



n Buren Tp 
n Buren...! 

11 Buren fp 

n Buren.. .. 
11 Bureu Tp. 



2 NATIVITY P.O. ADDRESS 



Indiana .. 
Indiana... 
New York 
Indiana. .. 

England . . 
Canada West 

New York. 



White 
Mich 

White" 
Mich 

Scott ._ 



York .. 

Pennsylvania 
New York.. 



Pige..n, 



White 

Mich 
Scott . . 
White 

Mich 

Scott . . . 

White" "l 

Mich 
Scoit ... 






Farmer and Thresher. 
Farmer. 

Fanner, Carpenter, Joii 



Farmer. Carpenter and Joi 
Physician. 



as 




RES. OF HUGH SMITH, SEC. I?, LIMA TR 



Business Directory for the Cities and Villages of La Grange County. 



LA GRANGE. 



SAMUEL G, HOFF. Coi 



In 



JOHN II- RERICK, Editor and Proprietor of the 
/-i Grange Standard, published tier)' Thursday. 
Terms: One year, Ja.oo; six months, $1.00. 

A. UAYLlSs. County Superintendent Schools. 

Ill HUGHES.Jobbet ami retailer ..f General Hard. 
ware, [)ar Iron. Tinware, Lumber, While Lead, 
l.in-ccd Oil, Mechanics' and Farmers" Tools. 

I 1' NIMAN, I'hysiclan and snrgenn. 

N. A. 5PRONG, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railway. 

\V, i i.l ,w,i IW, Allorncy at Law. 

I'D. G.WHITE, Physician, Surgeon, and Obsletricinn. 

ANDREW ELLISON X THOMAS I El I ISON, 
Mlorncysall mvbiiu Bankers liny Notes, Mort- 
gage-, and othei securities. 

T. C, BETTS, Sherill I a Grange County 

WADI S WADE, tUiomeysitl Uv. 

GEO U U II IM-. Attorney at Law. 

\V. II. SHORT, Physician and Surgeon. 

F. M. HAMsHER, I lentil Oflicc, one door north .>f 

hr Belts' Drug St.uc. 
CORNELL BROS., Proprietors ol lliown's Hotel. 

JAS. II DEVOR, Furniture and I nber Dealer. 

HENRY NICHOLS, IValcr in Dry Goods and No- 

HOLLK .v RAUUERT, Dealers in line Gold and 
Silvei Watches, Clock!.. Silver and Plated Ware. 
Musical [nslntlnents, Vnnkcc Notions, etc- Ensl 

EDWARD ROVER, Manufacturer of Harney, Sad. 
t)l< .1 ollan Bridles, franks. Valises, elc. 



.. Saddles. Col- 



GEO. HOFF, Manufacturer of Hor 

lars, Bridles, f run lis, Valises, clc. 
I G CORNELL Post master, and dealer in Books, 

Stationery, etc. 

PI. ATT * NEWMAN, Dealers in Foreign and Am- 
erican Marble and Granite ; manufacturers of 
Tombstones, Mont el -pieces, Table-lops, etc 

J. C. T1DRICK, Dealer in Foreign and Domestic 

rcries, Provisions, Fruits, Vegetables, Flour, 

Feed, Wooden-ware, Crockery, Gloss, Willow- ware, 
Gloves, Honey, eti , 

ROWE S HARDING, Dealer* in Boots and Shoes, 
Leather, and all kinds of Bo..t am) Shoe Findings. 

PARRY BROS,, Dealers in Drags, Medicines, Painls, 
i iiK, Groceries, Liquors, etc. Wesl side or Main 
Sued. 

CO, CHAPMAN, Photographer and Healer in 
t'liiomoi, Engravings, Moulding, Picture Frames, 
Stereoscopes, elc. Old Pictures copied ami en- 
larged in any site. Negatives always preserved. 

in DSON S RUll K, Proprietoi ol 1 a Grange Mills-, 
and dealers in Flour, Feed, Meal, Bran, Shorts, 
etc. Also dealers in rough and dressed Lumber. 

S. I >, Mill )X, ]■ vccl-iot l a mage ami Wagon Factory. 
Carriages and Wagons made t.. order. Repairs of 
.ill kinds promptly done ; also, Carriage :md 
\\ agon-wood Sim I. ..i all kinds. 

II. M. HAS"! IAN. Manufacture! uf Carriage ami Itngpy 
Bodies 

(.. W H1SSONC, Plain ami Decorative Painter. 
Wagom. I arriftgi .. and Sleighs, painted to ..rder. 

" chi ■ -•■rk can be done ^pcml 

Ollculion paiil hi Sign Painting, Card-work ■ ■: ■ s 
Gildings. ct< 

JEREMIAH SLACK. Carriage Ituncr. 

WOOD & NIMOCKS. Proprietors uf the New Mar- 
ble WorU , manufacturers n r Tombstones, Monu- 
ments, etc. , also, importers ol Sold. Grauiic. We 



claim to be (be only experienced workmen in.lhc 
county. 

II I SI HOONOVER, Dealer in Drags. McditSues, 
1 iqimrs, Paints and Oil- ; Groceries of besl qual- 
ity always kept on hand. West side Main Street. 

C. A. DURAND, Foundry and Machine Shop. 

B. I- Ml/, Manufacturer of Wagon:, and Carriages; 
also. Horse- 'hoeing and all kinds ol Rlackstni thing 

GEO W. CANFIELD, Carriage and Wagon Manu- 
facturer'. Blacksmilliing and Repairing promptly 
attended to. 

BRADLEY & MORTON, Manufacturers of Walnut 
and Ash Banisters, Lath, and Broom Handles, 

E, S. EDMUNDS, Agent and Teacher. 

II VI S a PRESTON, Dealers in Musical Instruments. 

Sewing Machines, and Agricultural Implements. 
J. M HALL, Dealer in Sewing Machines. 
M, I PUNCHES, Livery and heed Stable. 
L. L. MERIFIELD. Lumber Dealer. 
JOHN MORTON. Lumber Dealer. 
JAS -s. DRAKE, Attorney at Lav,. 
JAS. 1 DRAKE. Dealer in Heal Eslatc. 
PARKY & PI All'. La Grange Nursery; Fruit and 

Ornamental Trees, Evergreens, Shrubs, I 

Green-house and Bedding Plants-. 
E. MAGNEK. Livery and Feed Stable. 
S I; II VRTMAN, Dentist. 

WOLCOTTVILLE. 

A RARER. Proprietor Pavinion House. 

L. L. WILDMAN, Banker. 

LAW & STRAYEIt, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, 
Ready Made Clothing. Hals, Caps Boots, Shoes, 
and Notions of all kinds. 

J. R, KHEUBOTTOM, Proprietor of the WoltOttviiU 
Xtgister, published every Thursday ; terms of sub- 
scription. 91,50 per year. 

S. P. SANDERS, Dealer in Heavy and Sbcir Hard- 
ware, Tinware, Cutlery, and Stoves, west side of 
Main Street. 

A. A. SNYDER, Nulary Public and Dealer in Drugs, 
Groceries. Notions Stationery. Blank, Miscellane- 
ous, and School Books, &c, K:c. Physicians' pre- 
scriptions carefully compounded. 

DICKINSON & TUCK. Dealers in Drugs, Medicines, 
Paints, Oils, Varnishes. Dye Stuffs, Perfumer)' and 
Toilet Article-, Blank. Miscellaneous, and School 

Itonks. Stationery, See., &c, \c. 

ALMON DICKINSON, Counly Commissioner. 

WESTLER .V AXEL, Proprietors ol Wolcoitville 
Mills, Dealers in Grain. Flour, and Feed ; Custom 
Work a specially . < aih paid (or grain of all kinds. 

rAYl OR .\: WOODRUFF, Deolers in Dry Goods.No- 

tions. Hals. Caps, Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Ac. &c 



LIMA. 

W. KAWLES, of W. Rawles & Son, Dealers in Dry 
Goods, Eull Clolhs and Notions, Boots and Shoes, 
Hals and Caps, Wall and Window I'aper. Books 
and Stationery, Groceries and Provisions, 

II. II. UASSI.ER, Dealer in Grain and Produce of all 
kinds ; Cash p.iid for Sand upon delivery, 

SAMUEL BUKNELI. Vice President National State 

Bank. 
WILLIAM HILL, Dealer in Glassware, Crockery, 

Slovcs, Tinware, all kinds of Farming fool), Steel 



Plows, Cultivators, Double Shovels, Wheelbarrows, 
Nails, Wagons, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Rubber 
Paint of all kinds, White Lead and Oil-, all 
kinds of Shelf Hardware. 

O. A. W. BEECHER, Dealer in Dry Goods and No- 
lions, Ready Made Clothing and Full Cloths, Hats 
and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Wall and Window Pa- 
per. Book? and Siationery. Groceries and Provisions 

S.T.COOPER & CO., Dealers in Drugs, Medicines. 
Painls, Oils, Coal Oil and Lamps. Field and Car- 
den Seeds, Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal 
use, Dye Wood and Dye SlulTs ; Physicians pre- 
scriptions carefully compounded at all hours; Books 
and Stationery, Clocks, Watches, and Jewelry, < Gro- 
ceries and Provisions. 

WILLIAM HUGHES, Physician and Surgeon; Pro- 
fessional calls promptly attended to. 

J, E, ROOPE, Gram Dealer. 

WII.UAM EASTMAN. of Atwater& Eastman, Man- 
ufacturers of Furniture. Sash, Doors. Blinds, Mould- 
ings and Window Frames ; Planing and Matching 
done to order ; all orders promptly attended lo. 

R. D. THOMPSON. Dealer in all kinds of Grain, Pro- 
prietor of Lima Warehouse; Grain stored upon 
reasonable terms ; cash paid for Grain. 

A B. PARHAM, Dealer in (.rain and Produce of all 
kinds ; cash paid for Grain delivered at my Ware- 
house in Lima ; Grain stored on reasonable terms. 

NA I EONAL STATE BANK, S. P. Williams, Presi- 
dent ; James B. Howe. Cashier; Capital, S 100,000. 

JOHN TAYLOR, Manufacturer of Cnbinetware of all 
kind- ; Particular attention paid lo fine work. 

O A. KIMBALL. Manufacturer of Wagons. Buggies. 
ari.l Sleigh; of .til kinds; all orders tilled promptly 
and work warranted. 

P. J. SPAULDING. Farmer and Dealer in Real Es- 
late, Director or First National Bank, Slurgis, 
Michigan, and National Siale Bank. Lima, Indiana, 
President of La Grange Bank, La Grange. Indiana, 

ISAAC MEEK, Manufacturer of all kinds of Pork, 
Flour, and Cider Barrels and general cooper work ; 
orders promply attended to and all work war- 

G. P. KEITH. Manufaclurer of all kinds of Machine 
Furnishing Implements; a full line of Iron Agri- 
cultural Implements kepi on hand. 

C. S. ATWATEU, of Atwaler & Eastman, Manufac- 



N STACY, Farmer, Slock and Grain Dealer; ill 
kinds of Stock bought and sold at any season of 
the year. 

MONROE ATWATER, Owner of Lima Planing 
Mill, Manufacturer of Sash, Doors. Blinds, and all 
kind of Cabinet ware. 

GEORGE FLEISIIER. Proprietor Slar Mills, located 
on Fawn River, Lima Township. Manufacturer of 

Flour and Feed of all kinds ; a full Mipply kept 
constantly on baud ; custom work done promptly , 
all work guaranteed. 

W. II. ACHESON, Agent U. R.& I. R .R, and Teacher 
of the Art of Telegraphing. 

K. A. VAIL, Proprietor Pigeon River Elouring and 
Saw Mills, Lumber. Lath, and Shingles, Flour ami 
Feed kept constantly on hand j cash paid for 
grain. 

& S. MAST, Farmer, Stock and Grain Dealer ; all 
kinds nf Stock bought and sold at all seasons of 

G. K. HULL, Dealer in Dry' Goods, Groceries, Boots, 
Shoes, and Clothing; buys all kinds of Produce; 
one door Wesl of the Bank. 



ONTARIO. 

RUFUS PATCH. Minister of the Gospel mid Teacher. 
Graduate of Western Reserve College, and for 
twenty-three years Principal of La Grange Col- 
legiate Insiiiuie. 

CHAS. DOOI.ITTLE, Manufaclurer of all kinds of 
Cabinet-ware. Tables, Chairs, Stands, Bureaus, elc. 
A full line of Cabinel-ware kept constantly on 

O. W. PARISH, Dealer in Drugs, Paints, Oils, Coal 
Oil and Lamps ; pure Wines and Liquors for 
medicinal use. Physicians' Prescriptions carefully 
compounded. Dye Woods and Dye Sniffs, Field 
and Garden Seeds, Groceries and Provisions, Books 
and Stationery. 

WM, H. HENDRICK. Painter and Paper Hanger. 
All work done with neatness and dispatch. Orders 
promptly attended lo. 

GEO. NEWTON, M.D., Physician and Surgeon. All 
professional calls prompllv attended In, day or 
night. 

R. A. HERRIC K, Dealer in Dry Goods and Notions, 
Groceries, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Tin- 
ware, Glassware, Nails, Parlor and Cook Stoves. 
All kinds of Shelf Hardware ; Trunks, Valises, 
and Traveling Bag-;. A complete variety and a 
full stock kept on hand at all times. 

T, FIELD, General Dealer in Dry Goods and Notions. 
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Stone, Gloss, 
China, and Wooden-ware, and the choicest of 
Family Groceries. 

JAMES TURLEY. Counly Surveyor and Practical 
Civil Engineer. All orders in my line promptly 
attended to. 

G. H. DAYTON, Physician and Surgeon. Graduate 
of Cleveland Medical College. A thorough sur- 
gical knowledge obtained through hospital prac- 
tice. 

AARON G. IIAGG, Manufaclurer of Flour and Feed. 
A full supply kept on hand at all times Custom 
Work promptly attended lo. 



H. SMITH. Dealer in General Merchandise. 
RICHARD WADE; Merchant Tailor. 
E. SHEPAKDSON, Farmer and dealer in I 
Merchandise 

C. L. HAWK, Proprietor of Union Mills; (h 

Flour, Feed, Meal, Bran, Shorts, etc. ; also 
Sawing promptly done. 

D. J. SWARI'S. Druggist. 



BRUSHY PRAIRIE. 

A. M. SPAULDING. Physician and Surgeon. 
WM.JEFFERDS, Blacksmith and Bee-keeper; Italian 



VAN BUREN. 

A. W. MYERS, Proprietor Dalton Flouring Mills; 
manufaclurer of Flour and Feed of all kinds. 
The highest market price paid for Groin. 

STEPHEN BROWN (Van Bnrcn Township), owning 
and running Sleani Thresher. Doing double Ihe 
amount of work with half the labor of any machine 
in Ihe country; threshing in Ihe Fall of 1S73, 
400,000 bushels in 70 days, threshing for 140 dif- 
ferent men. and selling machine 180 times. 



Business Directory for the C 



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Villages of La Grange County — Concluded. 



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MONGO. 

D. J. SWART.S, Physician and Surgeon • gives special 
attention to diseases of (he Eye and Eat. Office 
in Swarls & Long's Drug Slorc, where may he 
found all articles pertaining to a first class Drug 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

HEPS1BA NEWTON, Farming and Milling. Lima 

WILMER BAKEK, Lumberman, Lima Township. 

N W. SHATTUCK, Farmer, Coach and House 
Painter, Lima Township. 

G. W, THOMAS, Farmer. Carpenter, and Joiner, 
Lima Township. 

SAMUEL HARPER, Farmer and Trustee, Green, 
field Township. 

JAMES SMITH, Farmer and County C iisi r, 

Greenfield Township. 

PETER LONG, Fa.mcr ami Minister of the Gospel. 

Greenfield Township. 

HIRAM CURTIS, Farmer and Justice, 

Township, 
JENNETT P. CRANDALL. Dealer in Dry Goods 

Groceries, and Provisions, Hal\ and Caps, Bool 

and Shoes, Greenfield Township. 



GEO. W. PRICE, Practical Blacksmith ; all Wagons, 
Sleighs, and Buggies ironed with neatness ; Horse- 
shoeing done with promptness; Custom Work at- 
tended to, and all work warranted; Le.iington. 
Greenfield Township. 



H.J. HERN, Manufacturer of Brooms and Broom 
Brushes of all kinds; a constant supply kept On 
hand, and all orders promptly attended to; Lex- 
ington, Greenfield Township. 

L. L. DARROW, Dealer in Thoroughbred Stock, Po- 
land China Hogs, Cotswold Sheep. Asiatic Fowls, 
and Poultry of all kinds; Orland, Greenfield 
Township. 

WILLIAM A. FERGUSON, Physician and Surgeon , 
Graduate of Detroit Medical College ; Brighton, 
Indiana. 

ISAAC J. PLANK, Farmer and Dealer in Live Stock, 
Greenfield Township. 

C. K. NOFSINGER, Fanner and Minister of the Gos- 
pel. Greenfield Township. 

BENJAMIN BURNELL. Dealer in Blooded Horses 

Greenfield Township. 
H. THOMAS, Farmer and Teacher, Greenfield Town- 
:l I * l "V' 

E. NELSON. Farmer and Trustee, Clear Spring Town- 

W1LLARD HERVEV, Farmer and Justice of the 
Peace, Clear Spring Township. 



S. B. PECK, Farmer and Blacksmith, Clear Spring 
Township. 

N. BABCOCK, Farmer and Teacher, Clear Spring 
Township. 

HENRY J. ULMER, Farmer and Brick maker, Clear 
Spring Township. 

WILLIAM D. SLOAN, Blacksmith, Clear Spring 
Township. 

J. R. MERONEY, Farmer and Teacher. Eden Town- 

J. N. DENNY. Physician, Eden Township. 
GEO. E. SACKETT, Farmer and Su IL k Dealer, Eden 
Township. 

DANIEL WAGONER, Farmer and Blacksmith, Eden 
Township. 

JOSEPH J. S, MILLER, Saw-railling, Newbury 

Township. 

JOHN E. POWELL. Township Trustee, Newbury 

Township, 
JAMES KENNEDY, Lumberman, Clay Township. 
E. FLECK, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Flour, 

Feed, etc.; also dealer in Rough Lumber, (lay 

Township. 
C. PLANK. Manufacturer of Fork and Broom Handles ; 

also dealer in Smooth and Rough Luinl>cr. Clay 

Township. 
WM. ALLISON, Merchant and Trus,ee. VanBurcn 

Township. 



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Physici 



I Surgeon, VanBuren Town- 



A. D. SEYBERT, Farmer, Carpenter and Joiner, 

VanBuren Township. 
C. W. CHAPIN. Justice. VanBuren-Township. 

P. W. PR ESTON, Brick and Stone Mason and Farmer, 

VanBuren Township. 
JOHN SHERWOOD, Farmer and Dealer in Live 

Stock of all kinds, VanBuren Township, 

J. A. HALL, Pleasant Hill Place, Patentee and Manu- 
facturer of Hall's Windmills and Pumps, for wells 
of any depth ; also sells Iron Pipe. Pumps, Well 
Points, Fittings, Valves, etc., etc. ; Ornamental 
Fountains erected on order. Ligonier, Ind. 

P. F. SHOWALTER, Farmer and Lumber Dealer, 
Bloomfield Township. 

IRA W. BkOWN, Fanner, Miller and Lumber 
Dealer, Bloomfield Township. 

H. W. LAMSON. Saw Milling and Lumber Dealer, 
Bloomfield Township. 

II. STINLY, Saw Milling and Lumber Dealer, Bloom- 
field Township. 

CLUGSTON k LAMSON.-Manufacturers and Dealers 
in Lumber of all kinds, Valentine. 

WM. PAINTER, Dealer in Groceries and Notions of 
all kinds; also Proprietor of Valentine Hotel, 



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